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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Old 18th July 2015
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OM eye candy

While I was listing some OM lenses for sale I put this old 50 on one of my film bodies and it's kind of a pretty picture to my eye.....

(maybe I'll be keeping that 50 F1.2)

4ti50 by Malc May, on Flickr
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Re: OM eye candy

The OM film cameras are indeed visually appealing, in addition to being well-built, inspirationally designed, eminently practical and exceptionally high quality. I think it is a marvel that Olympus have managed to make the digital EM series so similar, certainly retaining the ethos and capturing the spirit of its legendary predecessors.
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Re: OM eye candy

Drooooolllll!
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Re: OM eye candy

@mm500
That 50mm is reputed to be a great lens, why not keep it and buy an OM-m4/3 adapter?

@Zuiko
I got stopped by a middle aged chap who thought he recognised my camera as an OM4. He told me how great it was to see one of these excellent cameras still being used and he had had one that got stolen some years back. I didn't have the heart to tell him it was my EM10!
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Re: OM eye candy

Damian McGillicuddy told me he wants one of these for his collection...

Ask him to make you and offer.
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Re: OM eye candy

I originally used an OM System before falling for the siren call of autofocus and other technological wonders. With time I switched to Leica M rangefinders for my street work and Contax SLRs for macro, portraiture and so on. Despite the excellent Zeiss lenses, I never really warmed to the Contax and have now come full circle - building up from the remnants of my OM System (I seem to have acquired 3 OM-4Tis and 2 OM-1s to accompany the 1 OM-4 I didn't sell)

The original OM bodies just look so good (and I think go together well with the Leicas - the Leica SLR that Leica never built)

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Re: OM eye candy

Hard to believe I used to use an OM2n, then OM-4, then OM-4Ti cameras professionally.

My OM-4ti never missed a beat but looked worn due to the nature of the paint not adhering that well to the metal.

I think the black ones look great with lots of paint wear!
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Re: OM eye candy

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Hard to believe I used to use an OM2n, then OM-4, then OM-4Ti cameras professionally.

My OM-4ti never missed a beat but looked worn due to the nature of the paint not adhering that well to the metal.

I think the black ones look great with lots of paint wear!
I've still got my OM4-Ti Black. Virtually all the paint is intact.

I cannot help but wonder why Olympus dropped Multi-Spot Metering, it was excellent. They had it on the C-8080WZ, so the firmware is in the system somewhere...
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I cannot help but wonder why Olympus dropped Multi-Spot Metering, it was excellent. They had it on the C-8080WZ, so the firmware is in the system somewhere...
Makes me want an 8080 then.

Can had something similar on their 1DS but not on subsequent models. Weird....
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Re: OM eye candy

I think there was a lot of confusion when "Multi-Zone" (evaluative) metering was introduced and few people used or wanted to be able to take several spot readings and decide for themselves the lighting ratio.

I often used it to give exposure bias to the area I was interested in, mainly 2 : 1 & 3 : 1 ratios.

Still there's always an alternative:
http://www.sekonic.com/products/l-758dr/features.aspx
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Re: OM eye candy

Having recently bought the 4Ti and 50 f1.2 from Mal I am over the moon with it, eye candy indeed.

I already have other mint (or very near mint) & boxed OM's and I would love to eventually have a complete set. Just bought a 300 f4.5 (unused old new stock that looks like it could have been manufactured last week!). More eye candy.

Ffordes obviously obtained a batch of old new items recently. Not particularly cheap but they are great to behold.
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Re: OM eye candy

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I think the black ones look great with lots of paint wear!
Yes, I had an OM4 with nicely worn black paint showing what looked like brass beneath!
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Yes, I had an OM4 with nicely worn black paint showing what looked like brass beneath!
Mine had lots of brass showing after I threw it across the car park opposite my repairers.
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Re: OM eye candy

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Makes me want an 8080 then.

Can had something similar on their 1DS but not on subsequent models. Weird....
The 8080 was my first serious digital camera. Slow but had a cracker of a lens. Son has it now but gets no use from him. Vintage digital now I guess.
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Re: OM eye candy

The 50mm f/1.2 is a superb lens and still commands a high price (Ebay). I very nearly bought one but decided to put the money towards the 14-35mm f/2.0 lens.

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